Just going to start off by saying that I know very little about computers.
Recently, Steam has been doing this thing where downloads only progress for maybe a second or 2 at a time, and then there will be upwards of 10 seconds of 0 bytes/s. I have absolutely no idea what the issue could be. I looked online for a few solutions and I tried what they suggested to no result. They suggested clearing Steam’s cash and changing my server. Nothing worked.
It seems to be inconsistent. Last night it took me 45 minutes to do a 1.1GB update, but then it took me about 3 minutes to do an 800mb update for the same game literally seconds later (don’t know why they were separate). 8 minutes ago, I started a 1.9GB Siege update which progressed about 150mb in 5 minutes. And the update has finished in the time it’s taken me to write this post. So, clearly, it doesn’t affect me all the time, but I’ve got quite a backlog of Steam updates to do and I don’t want to maybe waste hours doing 5 min updates if there’s a way to fix it.
Any suggestions? Or is this just the finicky workings of internet stuffs?